Fort Mose was founded in 1738 by Florida's Spanish governor as the first free African settlement in what is now the United States. Fort Mose represents a story of courage, determination, and perseverance. The stories of Africans fleeing to freedom, of the Native American Indians who aided them, as well as the Spanish and others touched by Fort Mose will inspire those who visit.
The park includes a visitor center, picnic pavillion, and a marsh-view boardwalk trail.
Fort Mose is located three miles north of the Castillo de San Marcos, just off US 1.
For more information, visit their website at http://www.floridastateparks.org/fortmose/